Thriving in the University: Why Higher Education Still Matters

March 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Founders Assembly Hall (152 Founders College)

Join us for a Public Lecture by Dr. Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Professor, sociologist, and author of Academic Diary: Why Higher Education Still Matters, Dr. Les Back from Goldsmiths, University of London will give a public lecture about the importance of higher education in today’s world. Then, inspired by Dr. Back’s book, three individuals from across York University will each share an academic diary entry and their perspective on life in the university today.

Dr. Les BackDr. Les Back is a professor in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. His main areas of academic interest include the sociology of racism and ethnicity, popular culture and music, urban life, community, class, social theory and sociological methods. Dr. Back has written for the Guardian, Times Higher Educational Supplement, Opendemocracy, and Eurozine as well as published music writing for magazines and liner notes for CDs.

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